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Elisabeth Jansson (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: 1976 - Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish mezzo-soprano, Elisabeth Jansson, studied at the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, the Royal Academy Of Music in London, and the Royal Opera Academy, Copenhagen. She has received numerous awards such as Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize, Isabel Jay Operatic Prize, Joel Berglund Scholarship, and Michael Head prize for singing. During her studies she sang roles such as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier, Cherubino in Le Nozze Di Figaro, Charlotte in Werther, Romeo in I Capuletti e Montecchi, Baba the Turk in Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Messagiera in Monteverdiís Orfeo, and Lucretia in Benjamin Brittenís The Rape Of Lucretia.

Elisabeth Jansson is a much sought after concert singer and she has appeared in L.v. Beethovenís Symphony No 9 with Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahlerís Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen with the Sirius Ensemble, Brahmsí Gestillte Sehnsucht and Geistliches Wiegenlied in Munich, Swedish Songs and Italian Opera Arias with Accademia di Danemarca in Rome and Villa San Michele on Capri, Italy, Johannes Brahmsí Alto Rhapsody with Royal Academy of Music Concert Orchestra, Giovanni Battista Pergolesiís Stabat Mater at Musik in der Wies Festival, Bavaria, J.S. Bachís Cantata BWV 78 - Jesu, Der Du Meine Seele at the London Bach Festival, Georg Frideric Handelís Messiah with the Essex Symphony Orchestra, J.S. Bachís St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) in Copenhagen, Rossiniís Petite Messe Solennelle in Halmstad, Sweden, W.A. Mozart's Requiem with the Odense Symphony Orchestra, and Felix Mendelssohnnís Elijah in Budapest.

In the season 2003-2004 Elisabeth Jansson made her debut as Cherubino in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro at the Royal Danish Opera. In the autumn of 2004 she sang Rossweisse in Die Walküre at the Royal Danish Opera, J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248) with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Andreas Spering, G.F. Handelís Messiah with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, and concerts of César Franckís Les Béatitudes in Bergen, Norway.

Forthcoming engagements include L.v. Beethovenís Missa Solemnis with RIAS-Kammerchor Berlin, Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Rossweisse in Die Walküre, and Miranda in Thomas Adèsís The Tempest at the Royal Danish Opera, J.S. Bachís St. John Passion (BWV 245) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris and Kölner Philharmonie with the conductor Andreas Spering, concerts with Odense Symphony Orchestra, and J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) in Ystad, Sweden. With the Barockorchester Stuttgart she will sing F. Mendelssohn's Paulus, make a concert tour in Europe with J.S. Bachís St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), and record as well as sing concerts of J.S. Bachís Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) and Cantata BWV 146, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachís Danket Dem Herrn.

In the W.A. Mozart year 2006 Elisabeth Jansson will sing a number of productions of W.A. Mozartís Requiem across Europe; in Cologne, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart with the conductor Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, in Copenhagen with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Thomas Dausgaard, with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the conductor Paul McCreesh, as well as with Århus Symphony Orchestra. She will sing Rossweisse in Die Walküre in the forthcoming Ring with the conductor Sir Simon Rattle at the Festival Aix en Provence and at the Easter Festival in Salzburg.

Source: Artefact Website (April 2005)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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BWV 249

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V-1 (2012): BWV 245

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